Americas

Toyota to Hike Tacoma Truck Capacity in Mexico

September 15, 2016 at 12:22 AM

Toyota Motors Corp. says it will spend $150 million to boost annual output about 60% at its Tacoma midsize pickup truck factory in Tijuana, Mexico.

Kia Opens $1 Billion Factory in Mexico

September 08, 2016 at 1:51 AM

Kia Motors Corp. has officially launched production at its $1 billion assembly plant in Pesqueria, Mexico.

Mercedes Seeks Voluntary Layoffs in Brazil as Truck Sales Slump

August 25, 2016 at 4:30 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit hopes to trim 1,400 jobs at its truck plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, as sales continue to slump.

Toyota Resumes Output in Venezuela After 6-Month Hiatus

August 22, 2016 at 12:14 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. says it has resumed vehicle production in Cumana, Venezuela, after a shortage of hard currency forced a shutdown there six months ago.

Report: Ex-Governor in Mexico to be Charged with Corruption in Kia Plant Deal

August 10, 2016 at 8:41 AM

The former governor of Mexico’s state of Nuevo Leon and 30 other officials, family members and friends will be charged with corruption for granting excessive tax breaks for a Kia Motors Corp. assembly plant project, in Pesqueria, a government source tells Reuters.

Nissan Shows e-Bio Fuel Cell Concept Vehicle

August 05, 2016 at 10:10 AM

Nissan Motor Co. unveiled its e-Bio Fuel-Cell concept model this week in Brazil.

BAIC Begins Shipping Cars from China to Mexico

July 11, 2016 at 12:39 AM

BAIC Motor Corp. tells Reuters it has begun selling some of its Chinese-made cars in the Mexican market.

Carmakers Poised to Resume Production in Venezuela

June 24, 2016 at 12:11 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors and Toyota are ready to resume production in Venezuela over the next two months after the government agreed to let them sell their vehicles in U.S. dollars, Bloomberg News says, citing unnamed sources.

BMW Breaks Ground on Mexico Plant

June 16, 2016 at 1:05 PM

BMW AG says its new factory in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, will build next-generation 3 Series sedans when it goes into production in 2019.

JLR Launches SUV Production in Brazil

June 14, 2016 at 3:05 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. has begun assembling SUVs at its new factory in Itatiaia, Brazil.

Union Threatens Auto Strikes in Canada

June 10, 2016 at 12:16 AM

The union representing hourly auto workers in Canada tells The Detroit News it will have “no choice” but to strike this autumn if contract talks fail to solidify commitments to keep current plants open.

Kia Agrees to More Modest Tax Breaks for Plant in Mexico

June 09, 2016 at 12:20 AM

Kia Motors Corp. has agreed to accept more modest tax breaks for the assembly plant it is completing in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, according to Gov.